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6.03.24 – Negotiations Update #57: Negotiations Scheduled For The Week Of June 10th, 2024

As communicated last week, the National Mediation Board signaled that they would call APFA and American Airlines back to the table for a last-ditch effort in the next two weeks to try and come to a deal.

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6.03.24 – Deadline Extended for Quarterly WBT

At APFA’s request, the company has agreed to extend the deadline for Flight Attendants to complete the 2nd Quarter Inflight Web Based Training. The deadline to complete the WBT is now Monday, June 10th, at 2359 CT.

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6.01.24 – July 2024 Bidding Timelines

July 2024 Bidding Timelines Saturday, June 1, 2024 In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair [email protected] Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair [email protected]

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5.31.24 – Negotiations Update #56: Intensive Mediation Concludes | Flight Attendants Prepare For A Strike

Two weeks of intensive mediation at the National Mediation Board (NMB) offices in Washington, D.C., failed to produce an agreement with American Airlines. These sessions followed three weeks of mediation in DFW.

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5.31.24 – American’s Operational Meltdown

Once again, American Airlines management has failed Flight Attendants. The ongoing IROPs caused by severe weather events shows that management is incapable of supporting our work group.

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5.31.24 – Q1 2024 APFA Executive Committee Meeting Tentative Agenda

The regularly scheduled APFA First Quarter 2024 Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at APFA Headquarters.

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5.31.24 – International Flight Attendant Day

Today is International Flight Attendant Day, a special day dedicated to appreciating all Flight Attendants and Cabin Crew members worldwide. This day was initiated by a Canadian Flight Attendant Union

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5.29.24 – Rescheduling Reminders: Spring Storms

Severe weather continues in Texas through this weekend. The company’s response to the current Irregular Operations (IROPs) has demonstrated that they are ill prepared to recover the operation while adhering to the contract.

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5.27.24 – Memorial Day: Remember and Honor

Memorial Day is a day of solemn reflection, not a time for celebration. It is a day to honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country.

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5.25.24 – In Memoriam: DCA Flight Attendant Bette Nash

With great sadness, we inform you of the passing of DCA-based Flight Attendant Bette Nash. Bette’s career spanned over six decades. Bette began her career with Eastern Airlines in 1957

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5.25.24 – Negotiations Update #55: Update from Washington, D.C.

Your negotiations team finished the first two days of intensive mediation at the National Mediation Board (NMB) offices in Washington, D.C. On Thursday morning, the parties held separate status conferences with the members of the NMB, followed by negotiations on Thursday and Friday.

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5.24.24 – CALL TO ACTION: Senate Sign-On Letter To The National Mediation Board (NMB)

Last week, 178 members of the House of Representatives signed this letter that was sent to the National Mediation Board urging the agency to use all available tools to help aviation workers secure contracts.

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5.23.24 – Illegal Work Slowdowns, Stoppages, And Other Concerted Activity Under The Railway Labor Act

Under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), we are prohibited from resorting to “self-help” until the National Mediation Board officially releases us and after the thirty-day cooling-off period concludes.

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5.23.24 – Columbia University Medical Center Research Study

We Need Your Help! If you have performed your safety-sensitive duties within the past six months, you are eligible to participate in an important survey that will help the profession better understand the unique challenges that Flight Attendants face

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5.23.24 – Jumpseat Processing on Weight-Restricted Flights

APFA Representatives are receiving reports of gate agents processing flight deck and cabin jumpseats out of priority list order when a flight is weight-restricted. The communication issued yesterday by the company has caused confusion.

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5.20.24 – Negotiations Update #54: Bargaining Moves To Washington, D.C.

This week, your negotiating committee heads to Washington, D.C., for intensive mediation in the offices of the National Mediation Board. The mediation sessions take place Thursday and Friday of this week and Tuesday to Friday next week.

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5.18.24 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – June 2024

Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to any day in a bid month when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day.  PBS will award as many Flight Attendants as possible to be off on a particular day.

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5.18.24 – June 2024 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

June 2024 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process Saturday, May 18, 2024 In Today’s Hotline: Company PBS Bid Award Summary APFA PBS Bid Award Summary by Base PBS Award…

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5.18.24 – 2024 FAA Reauthorization Bill Becomes Law

This week, Congress passed, and President Biden signed, a bipartisan and bicameral agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This long-term legislation equips the FAA with much-needed resources

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5.17.24 – Reminder: Use the APFA Notification System for Critical Incidents

The APFA Notification System allows members to directly notify APFA Safety and Security representatives of any critical incident on the aircraft, at the airport, or while on layover.

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5.15.24 – Negotiations Update #53

APFA and American Airlines Management concluded three weeks of federal mediation yesterday in DFW. Yesterday afternoon, as our string of negotiation dates ended, the parties were directed to meet at the offices of the National Mediation Board (NMB)

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5.15.24 – 178 Members of Congress Sign Letter to the National Mediation Board

Yesterday, Representative Melanie Stansbury (D-NM-01) sent this bipartisan letter to the National Mediation Board, which included the signatures of 178 members of Congress.

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5.15.24 – APFA Annual Convention and Special EC Meeting Minutes

The 2024 Annual Board of Directors Convention was held March 19-21, 2024. In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the official minutes and resolutions of this meeting are now available on APFA.org.

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5.13.24 – Has Your Representative Signed The Letter To The NMB? Last Day To Call!

Today is the last day that your Representative can sign on to the letter that urges the National Mediation Board (NMB) to enforce deadlines in contract negotiations.

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5.10.24 – Save The Date: Worldwide Flight Attendant Day Of Action: Thursday, June 13, 2024

We’re kicking off this red hot Solidarity Summer with a Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action to demand our contracts. Airline executives have had no problem dolling out massive raises for themselves.

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5.08.24 – A Message From Your Negotiating Committee – Wednesday, May 8th

Watch a video message from your negotiating committee

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5.08.24 – Reminder! Systemwide Picketing Tomorrow, May 9th

URGENT: Has Your Representative Signed the Letter Yet? CALL TO ACTION: Call Your U.S. House Representative TODAY! Urge them to Sign the Letter to the National Mediation Board!

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5.08.24 – American Airlines Flight Attendants Bring Contract Fight To The White House

American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), are calling on the White House and Congressional leaders to urge the National Mediation Board to utilize all provisions of the Railway Labor Act

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5.07.24 – APFA Urges Congress to Swiftly Pass 2024 FAA Reauthorization

Euless, Texas (May 7, 2024) — The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), representing over 27,000 American Airlines Flight Attendants, issued a statement in response to the bipartisan and bicameral agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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5.06.24 – May 2024: Mental Health Awareness Month

APFA’s EAP Program provides emotional support and assistance to Flight Attendants and their families. APFA Employee Assistance Program can offer Flight Attendant peer support in addition to assessments and referrals.

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5.06.24 – Has Your Representative Signed the Letter Yet?

CALL TO ACTION: Call Your U.S. House Representative TODAY! Urge them to Sign the Letter to the National Mediation Board! This week is the deadline to collect signatures on the letter to the National Mediation Board (NMB).

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5.01.24 – APFA Endorses the CROWN Act

APFA Endorses the CROWN Act Wednesday, May 1, 2024 This week, U.S. House Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Create a Respectful and Open…

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5.01.24 – June 2024 Bidding Timelines

Bidding timeline including ETB, vacation, TTS, PBS, CQ, and more

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4.30.24 – Taking Our Fight to the White House: Join a Picket Near You

American Airlines Flight Attendants have been working for five years without a renewed contract, and management continues to delay a serious offer to complete negotiations.

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4.26.24 – Adoption and Surrogacy Programs Enhanced Benefits

On January 1, 2024, American Airlines enhanced its adoption benefit by increasing the lifetime maximum from $8,000 to $30,000. It also expanded the benefit to also include surrogacy expenses.

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7.19.24 – Flight Attendant Union and American Airlines Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

EULESS, TX– (July 19, 2024) – Today, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and American Airlines reached a tentative contract agreement after a final week of bargaining.

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7.19.24 – Negotiations Update #67: Tentative Agreement Reached

We are pleased to announce that after negotiating this week in Phoenix, we have secured a Tentative Agreement that addresses our concerns on critical areas of compensation, retroactive pay, contractual improvements, and preserving our hard-won work rules.

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7.19.24 – Rescheduling Reminders: Nationwide Computer Outage

During the evening of July 18th, there was a nationwide outage created by an outside vendor of cyber security. This outage affected all airlines, air traffic control, hotel bookings, and banking services.

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7.15.24 – New T-Mobile/AT&T Phone Issues Form on APFA.org

Recently, APFA has received several calls from Flight Attendants who have received missed trips from Crew Scheduling. The calls are not going through, and the Flight Attendant is completely unaware that they have missed a call(s) from Crew Scheduling.

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7.12.24 – 7/11/24 Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting Recording

Yesterday, APFA hosted a virtual Membership Meeting, which included pertinent topics from your APFA Department Chairs and Committees. Video start times for each department are listed here

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7.11.24 – Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting Begins Soon!

Join us for a Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting today, from 11:00am to 12:30pm CT.

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7.10.24 – July 2024: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Approximately 20% of the US population lives with a mental health condition and approximately 70% of those with a mental health condition belong to the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community.

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7.10.24 – Reminder: Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting Tomorrow, July 11, 2024

Join us for a Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting tomorrow, July 11, 2024, from 11:00am to 12:30pm CT. This Virtual Membership Meeting will provide important updates from various APFA Department Chairs, Specialists and Committee Representatives.

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7.10.24 – Reserve Bidding Update for August 2024

Each month, a team of APFA Contract and Scheduling Reps review the PBS Misaward Challenges that are submitted to the Union. We escalate many of those to the Company for further review and discussion.

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7.09.24 – Negotiations Update #66: Negotiations Continue The Week Of July 15, 2024

Since the beginning of May, APFA and American Airlines management have been engaged in extensive mediation to reach an agreement. In this negotiations update, we will provide more information on the bargaining status and the steps moving forward to reach an agreement.

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7.05.24 – Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting: Thursday, July 11, 2024

Join us for a Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 11:00am to 12:30pm CT. This Virtual Membership Meeting will provide important updates from various APFA Department Chairs, Specialists and Committee Representatives.

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7.01.24 – Negotiations Update #65: Progress Made in Talks; Agreement Not Reached

As we previously reported, on Friday, in a very rare move and with one day’s notice, the National Mediation Board (NMB) ordered APFA and AA management to Washington, D.C., for further negotiations to attempt to reach an agreement.

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7.01.24 – August 2024 Bidding Timelines

Bidding timeline including ETB, vacation, TTS, PBS, CQ, and more

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6.30.24 – Negotiations Update #64: Talks Continue in Washington, D.C.

Negotiations between the APFA and AA went late into the evening yesterday at the offices of the National Mediation Board. Talks are ongoing as we continue the fight for the contract we deserve.

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6.28.24 – 1Q24 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The First Quarter 2024 APFA Executive Committee Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the official minutes are now available on APFA.org.

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

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